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WPS crews will help restore power following Hurricane Irma

More than 20 Wisconsin Public Service employees are on their way to help restore power to those affected by Hurricane Irma, September 13, 2017. (WLUK)

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- Millions of people remain without power in the U.S. following Hurricane Irma.

More than 20 Wisconsin Public Service employees are on their way to help restore power to those affected by the hurricane Wednesday.

They include WPS line electricians, some of whom have experience in restoring power following a hurricane.

The WPS crews will meet up with other utility workers in Georgia, and help where they are needed.

The crews will remove trees and debris from lines. They'll also replace broken poles in order to get power lines back up.

Crews plan on working 16-hour days to tackle the massive outage.

"It's going to be a challenge to get material ready and staged for us. We'll be sent into a location that hopefully has materials staged and we can get into that site and start doing what we can do. We can only do so much as our crew but there's gonna be thousands of other line crews down there and we can all team up and start knocking it off," said Mark Slusarek of Green Bay.

President Donald Trump will visit Naples Thursday to assess the damage from Irma.

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